There are a significant number of personal injury lawyers practicing in the Greater Toronto Area. The sheer number can overwhelm anyone. However, not all lawyers are the same and I always recommend that you investigate who you intend to retain before making any decision. When choosing a personal injury lawyer, it is important to consider the following:…

Wait!? I had a car accident and you’re telling me I’m not entitled to recover for my pain and ‎suffering?‎ I have heard this from injured people on numerous occasions during my career. There is a belief that if ‎someone has an accident then they are entitled to compensation. It is a shock for someone…

OPINION: COMMON SENSE  NEEDED IN THE ONTARIO AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE REGIME There essentially two automobile insurance regimes in Canada. One regime is a pure no-fault system where there is no right to initiate legal proceedings and compensation is provided through a government agency.  Fault is not a consideration with respect to compensation. The other type of…

Don’t worry. A jury will believe me. As a personal injury lawyer in the City of Toronto, I have heard injured people say this to me over the years. The most adamant about the merits of their claim are those who have usually suffered soft-tissue injuries. As I have written in a previous article on…

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you must apply to your automobile insurer for what are called accident benefits.  These benefits provide you, at a minimum, with medical and rehabilitation benefits and/or a weekly benefit.  In order to recover benefits under your policy of insurance, you must be in an incident in…

  While jury trials in civil cases seem to exist in Ontario solely to keep damages awards low in the interest of insurance companies, rather than to facilitate injured parties being judged by their peers, the fact is that the jury system is still the law of the land. – Justice F.L. Myers Ontario Superior…